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To: Premier Daniel Andrews and Education Minister Natalie Hutchins
Save teachers' jobs!
We won baby!
Premier Daniel Andrews and Education Minister Natalie Hutchins are considering sacking some of the most expert teachers in Victoria. Visiting Teachers' jobs are at risk of being cut, meaning that too many Victorian students with the highest needs, and their families, will miss out on the support they require.
Sacking teachers in the middle of a state-wide teacher shortage crisis makes no sense. It will add to teacher, principal, and support staff workloads, and cause even more teachers to leave our schools.
Why is this important?
Visiting teachers play a crucial role in supporting students, staff, and families. Cutting many of these roles will directly affect students’ learning and wellbeing. Premier Andrews and Minister Hutchins must stop these cuts and instead invest in teachers and students.
Visiting Teachers are highly trained experts who work directly with students with disability and complex needs. They support students who are vision and hearing impaired, have physical disabilities, autism, and health impairments.
Visiting teachers also work alongside classroom teachers providing advice and support, and model best practice. In addition, they provide direct support to families so their children can access school and thrive.
Premier Andrews - you said that you would not cut frontline jobs but by sacking teachers that is exactly what you and your government are planning to do.
By adding your name to the petition together we can tell the Premier and Education Minister to reverse this decision immediately.